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High level of entries with one month to go before CEV Buckler 2011

High level of entries with one month to go before CEV Buckler 2011

The CEV Buckler 2011 gets underway on April 17th as the Spanish National Championship, widely recognised as the pinnacle of the domestic competitions, enters a new era.

The 125GP class continues its trend of recent years and offers a complete overhaul, as the riders who dominated the category have now moved up to the World Championship. At the moment there are 26 entrants, headed up by youngster Alex Rins who is the only rider amongst the current crop with experience of winning a race in the CEV Buckler and who, after the graduation of Maverick Viñales and Miguel Oliveira to the World Championship, is installed as the main favourite. The international presence in this category is also keenly felt, with seven countries represented by the riders so far entered.

In Moto2 Carmelo Morales leads an intriguing entry list, which currently stands at 25 riders. Attention will be drawn to international names on the provisional list such as that of American Jake Gagne, winner of the 2010 Red Bull Rookies Cup, who rides on the same team as South African Matthew Scholz. Czech rider Lukas Pesek, a regular former feature on the 125 and 250 grids of the World Championship, as well as Australian talent Blake Leigh Smith and Japanese rider and former 125 World Championship rider Tomoyoshi Koyama will all also compete in the Moto2 Championship. Amongst the Spanish representatives will be Jordi Torres of the Gigaset Laglisse team.

Stock Extreme continues to establish itself as the category which combines great potential with an effective cost structure, something reflected in the current entry list of 30 riders. On a sporting level Javier del Amor switches from Ducati to BMW, where he inherits the bike of 2010 Champion Javier Forés and is joined by new team-mate Dani Rivas. Kawasaki will also have a star line-up, with European Champion Santiago Barragán and the always competitive Iván Silva.

The Kawasaki Ninja Cup is closing its application process, with just a few places remaining open. Those interested in entering the fifth edition of the Cup can find all the required information at www.ninjacup.es p>

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